Senior Supplier Quality Assurance Engineer

  • 6221 S Racine Cir, Englewood, CO 80111, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Join SEAKR Engineering, a leading-edge provider of advanced electronics for space applications. Pushing the boundaries of technology on a mission to change the world for the better from space.

Job Description

The Supplier Quality Assurance Engineer (SQE) is responsible for ensuring that SEAKR’s supply chain is consistently able to provide high-quality, reliable components for aerospace applications.  This person audits supplier quality management systems, performs source inspections, and tracks supplier performance.  The SQE plays a critical role in SEAKR’s Product Assurance department, ensuring that flowed-down component requirements are properly executed and resolving supplier quality issues.  The SQE reports to the Manager of Supplier Quality.

IN THIS POSITION YOU WILL

  • Support procurement, program management, manufacturing, and engineering with all supplier quality related activities. 
  • Perform quality system evaluations of new and ongoing suppliers.
  • Perform supplier surveillance during fabrication of flight articles to assure compliance with requirements.
  • Draft and maintain electronic records of supplier surveillance and evaluation reports in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.
  • Create/maintain supplier approval rating and records, including survey records and Quality Management Systems (QMS) certifications, in ERP system. 
  • Perform a review and approval of purchase orders of flight hardware.
  • Identify and mitigate supplier-born risks.
  • Analyze supplier defect trends and lead continuous improvement projects.
  • Support Receiving Inspection with non-conformance evaluations and Material Review Board (MRB) dispositions.
  • Communicate non-conformances to supplier and request, track, and help implement corrective/preventive action where necessary.
  • Work with procurement to vet and onboard new suppliers.

Qualifications

REQUIRED SKILLS, EXPERIENCE & QUALITIES

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field
  • 6-15+ Years of experience in product assurance and quality systems, including exposure to ISO9001/AS9100.
  • Able to travel (25% typical, up to 75% of time per month) to perform supplier surveys, audits, assessments, and inspections.
  • Industry experience in electronics assemblies, manufacturing and/or printed circuit boards (PCB) fabrication (IPC-A-600, IPC-6012).
  • Background in performing root cause analysis (5 Whys, 8D, Fishbone, Pareto, FMEA), and identifying solutions to complex problems.
  • Experience improving supplier performance through metrics.
  • Proficiency with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system such Epicor, Abas, Infor, SAP. Sapphire, Kronos, IFS, Oracle +Netsuite, Microsoft Dynamics, or similar.
  • Knowledge of quality systems and supply chain quality functions and documentation.
  • Strong communication skills to interface effectively with internal customers and external suppliers on quality and quality control issues.
  • Technical aptitude with strong analytical problem solving skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering documentation such as drawing dimensions and mechanical/electronic inspection methods/reports
  • Ability to successfully operate as part of a multi-functional team, including engineering, program management, supply chain, and manufacturing.
  • Effective time management and skillfulness at task prioritization.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.

DESIRED SKILLS, EXPERIENCE & QUALITIES

  • Quality Engineer Certification (CQE) from American Society for Quality (ASQ).
  • Experience leading process improvement projects with Agile, Six Sigma, Lean, Scrum or equivalent.
  • Certification/training in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).
  • Familiarity and experience with AS9102 First Article Inspection requirements.
  • Certification/training to requirements for electronic assemblies such as J-STD-001, IPC-HDBK-001, Nasa Workmanship (NASA_STD-8739.6), IPC-A-600, IPC-A-610, IPC-6012 or similar.

Additional Information

  • SEAKR is an Equal Opportunity Employer - All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. 
  • US Citizenship Required
  • SEAKR offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits.  
  • Location: Colorado